Hump Day Excerpt: The Princess and the Porn Star by Lauren Gallagher

It's Hump Day, it's Hump Day! Whether you're gearing up for BEA this week or awaiting a relaxing weekend, we've got another hot excerpt to get you through the remining work week. Today we've got a scene from The Princess and the Porn Star by Lauren Gallagher, the tale of pop star Rachel Taylor who attempts to revamp her party girl image by filming a music video with porn star Lee Peyton. Unable to resist Lee, Rachel must decide if her attraction is worth risking her contract's morality clause. Sounds juicy, right? Enjoy the excerpt!

Neither of us moved. The crew and other dancers rushed past us in all directions like we were boulders in a river, their speed emphasizing our stillness, and I was right back on the spinning platform with his kiss on my tingling lips.

I’ve kissed you. I know what you taste like. I want more. Just say the—

Someone bumped Lee, jolting us out of the moment.

He cleared his throat and lowered his gaze. “Well, um…” He took a step back, drawing all the air in the room with him. “I’m off to my dressing room.” As he turned to go, he paused and added a nearly inaudible, “For a while.’

And then he was gone.

I stood there like an idiot, shoes in my hand and heart pounding in my ears. Was that an invitation?

My ankle throbbed, but between the cortisone and the topical Quinn had put on it earlier, it was bearable, especially now that I was off those damned stilts. And damn if my skin didn’t tingle everywhere Lee’s hands had brushed. Closing my eyes, I curled my toes against the cold, hard floor as goose bumps prickled every inch of my skin.

And yes, my feet ached, but it was an entirely different ache that was about to send me either out of my mind or back to my dressing room to be alone.

I’m off to my dressing room. For a while.

And your body language and his said if you haven’t boned the bejeezus out of each other yet, it’s going to happen the moment you’re left unsupervised with him.

Well, there was only one way to find out if Lee’s comment was an invitation. I hurried out of the soundstage and headed back toward the dressing rooms. As I neared Lee’s door, I looked up and down the hall.

No one around. No one in sight. No one to tell me to think twice.

With my heart in my throat, I tapped on the door.

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